• Family Fun

    CP Holiday Train is Coming To Edmonton!

    The CP Holiday Train 2016 schedule is out and it will be making a stop in Edmonton this year! Thursday, December 8, the Holiday Train will roll into the Edmonton station at 7935 Gateway Blvd.  It is scheduled to arrive at 7:45pm and from 8:15-8:45pm, you can enjoy live entertainment.   We have never made it to a Holiday Train event…

  • homeschooling

    Day 10: Thanksgiving and Thrift Store Finds

    It was Thanksgiving Monday and I was thankful to have an extra day off work to get a few things done around home and to take the girls to pick out their Halloween costumes. While Kai was waiting for Chloe to wake up, she practiced her number tracing. Having learning tools accessible in the areas of the house that they…

  • kids,  Reviews

    Natural Products From Little One Naturals

    I love supporting home based and small businesses.  In many cases you are directly helping a mom stay home and raise her family, or for parents to help pay for classes, sports or medical expenses for their children. I try to search out unique and hand crafted items for gifts and everyday use.  Over the past few years I have…

  • Family Fun,  kids

    Our Favorite Sand Free Playgrounds in YEG

    Don’t get me wrong, I love sand, but it can stay at the beach.  With the weather cooling down in Edmonton, flip flops, shorts and tank tops are being replaced with sneakers, pants, sweaters and jackets. One of my biggest mommy pet peeves is sand in shoes, clothes, hair, and everywhere else! Plus, back in the spring my daughter had…

  • Family Fun,  Get Back To Nature

    Get Back to Nature: Gold Bar Park Stream

    While Gold Bar Park is an amazing place to explore (largest urban park in Canada!), our favorite spot within it is a shallow stream that empties out into the North Saskatchewan River.   We first discovered this fun spot while visiting Rundle Park and saw people along the shore of the river on the other side.  We crossed the pedestrian…

  • Family Fun,  homeschooling

    Worldschooling From Home

    We are homeschoolers, we learn at home instead of in a brick and mortar school. I would also classify us as unschoolers, our lifestyle facilitates child led learning and exploration. Those two terms are becoming more mainstream, but there’s a new group of learners taking the world by storm (quite literally!). Worldschoolers are people that learn from the world around them,…

  • Recipes

    Delicious Campfire Salmon

    When we head out camping for a few days, I usually stick to easy to prepare meals and snacks – sandwiches, fruit and veggies, etc. But I like to do up one nice tasty meal and while we were on our first camping trip to Ross Lake, I made some seriously delicious campfire salmon.   It only took a few…

  • homeschooling

    DIY Slime! A Kid Favorite on a Rainy Day

    My girls are kinesthetic learners and especially love squishing things through their fingers!  Kaiana came across this video a few weeks ago and came running to me, excited to show me a cool science experiment she wanted to try.  I though it looked neat and told her I would get the ingredients to make slime!   There’s been a few rainy…

  • Family Fun,  kids

    G. Edmund Kelly Park: A Hidden Gem in YEG

    With hot summer nights here already, we love to head out after supper for a quick cool down before bed.  But with the larger spray parks jammed packed with excited kids, we sometimes want a quieter experience.  Then we came across this hidden gem in the Kilkenny neighbourhood, G. Edmund Kelly Park. This park includes a playground and spray park…